|Details of Education programme (s)
Vision - One day all children will attain an excellent education.
Mission - To build a movement of leaders who will eliminate education inequity in India.
Teach For India is a nationwide movement of outstanding working professionals and college graduates who teach full-time for two years in low-income and under-resourced schools, and become life-long leaders and advocates working towards equity in education.
In order to build a growing community of leaders, Teach For India has developed a two-part theory of change.
In the short-term, through our Fellowship program, we provide an opportunity to India’s brightest and most promising individuals, from the nation’s best universities and workplaces, to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools. Through this experience of teaching in classrooms and working with key education stakeholders like students, principals, and parents, our Fellows get exposed to the grassroots realities of India’s education system and begin to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to attain positions of leadership in the education system and identify their role in building a larger movement for equity in education.
In the long-term, we engage these leaders, our Alumni, and support this growing community to advocate for change. Our Alumni work in diverse roles within the education sector, as teachers, teacher-trainers, school principals, curriculum designers, and education policy researchers, as well as in the ecosystem surrounding and supporting the education sector, as journalists, lawyers, health experts, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders, all with a shared purpose to build a broad people’s movement for educational equity that will accelerate progress towards that day when all children in India have the opportunity to attain an excellent education so that we, as a nation, can find our light and our true potential.
Hereby attached is the About Teach For India document, which describes in detail our theory of change, our journey over the past decade and our Phase 3 (2017-22) plans.